Senior Product Developer, State Street Global Advisors, VP

State Street Corporation
London, United Kingdom
15 Nov 2022
15 Dec 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Why this role is important to us

The Senior Product Developer will be a senior member of the EMEA Product team supporting the EMEA and APAC Institutional businesses at SSGA to research, design and build new investment strategies and pooled funds across SSGA's range of investment capabilities, with a particular focus on ESG. The EMEA Product team is a part of SSGA's Global Product team, supporting the Global Institutional Group and Global Investment team to research, design and deliver innovate products and solutions to SSGA's clients across asset classes and investment styles. Given the current regulatory landscape and client demand, there will be a considerable focus on delivering SSGA's existing ESG investing capabilities as well as partnering with business and investment partners to evolve the ESG product set.
The Senior Product Developer will collaborate with colleagues in the Global investment teams, portfolio strategists, client / consultant facing teams and the broader Global Product team to drive our new product agenda.

What you will be responsible for

As Senior Product Developer you will

  • Develop and design new investment strategies and funds across SSGA's global investment teams for the EMEA and APAC Institutional and Intermediary markets, taking into account SSGA's overall strategy and business priorities.
  • Develop, support and execute on SSGA's EMEA ESG product roadmap and provide insights to the global product roadmap.
  • Execute the product strategy, develop business cases, design product features and co-ordinate launches. Work cross-functionally to develop and position the firm's EMEA product range.
  • Analyse market research and understand the competitive marketplace to identify trends and potential new product opportunities.
  • Understand the needs of SSGA's clients and prospects, the opportunities in the market and how best to respond to both of these with SSGA's investment capabilities.
  • Manage the full product lifecycle of the existing range of funds; analyse - and where appropriate adjust - pricing, positioning and operating models to ensure they remain market-leading products; merge or close products if needed.
  • Build strong relationships and collaborate effectively with the Global Product team, key internal and external business partners.
  • Participate in the implementation of EU / UK regulation impacting SSGA's EMEA product range.
  • Maintain the highest possible fiduciary standards.
  • Contribute to and produce key management reports, in support of a strong governance process and to ensure accountability for the Product team.

Education & Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years of product experience in the asset management industry
  • In-depth knowledge of the European regulatory landscape in relation to asset management and funds including MiFID, UCITS, AIFMD, BMR, and equivalent UK regulation
  • Knowledge in ESG including investments, the regulatory environment and client demand
  • Experience across the elements of the product development process: research, strategy, structuring, launch co-ordination and product lifecycle management
  • Manage complex projects with stakeholders across multiple teams and geographies
  • Strong capabilities in researching and analysing market trends and intelligence to support product strategy and design including experience in using third party databases.
  • Ability to problem solve and identify / analyse issues, find viable alternatives and recommend solutions
  • Highly effective relationship-building with strong collaborative skills across all levels and teams within a global business
  • Ability to be persuasive and articulate in presenting complex ideas and issues to teams across the business in a clear and succinct way.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills

Are you the right candidate? Yes!
We truly believe in the power that comes from the diverse backgrounds and experiences our employees bring with them. Although each vacancy details what we are looking for, we don't necessarily need you to fulfil all of them when applying. If you like change and innovation, seek to see the bigger picture, make data driven decisions and are a good team player, you could be a great fit.

About State Street Global Advisors
What We Do. As the asset management arm of State Street Corporation, State Street Global Advisors has served the world's governments, institutions and financial advisors for over four decades. With a rigorous, risk-aware approach built on research, analysis and market-tested experience, we build from a breadth of active and index strategies to create cost-effective solutions. As stewards, we help portfolio companies see that what is fair for people and sustainable for the planet can deliver long-term performance. And, as pioneers in index, ETF, and ESG investing, we are always inventing new ways to invest. As a result, we have become one of the world's largest asset managers with trillions of dollars under our care.
Our Mission. At State Street Global Advisors our mission is to invest responsibly to enable economic prosperity and social progress. We are driven by a desire to help our clients, and those who rely on them, achieve a better future. We have a long history of developing innovative investment strategies to provide our clients with reliable and transparent returns, cost-effectively, and without excessive risk.
Work, Live and Grow. We make all efforts to create a great work environment. Our benefits packages are competitive and comprehensive. Details vary by location, but you may expect generous medical care, insurance and savings plans, among other perks. You'll have access to Flexible Work Programs to help you match your needs. And our wealth of development programs and educational support will help you reach your full potential.
Inclusion, Diversity and Social Responsibility. We truly believe our employees' diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are a powerful contributor to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our clients. We warmly welcome candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and personality. Another fundamental value at State Street is active engagement with our communities around the world, both as a partner and a leader. You will have tools to help balance your professional and personal life, paid volunteer days, matching gift programs and access to employee networks that help you stay connected to what matters to you.
State Street is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Company: State Street Global Advisors